Sunday, December 23, 2007

Bangalore Iyengar Bakery toast.../Masala Sandwich

Bangalore has given a start to some of the finest eateries, whether it is a quick fast food darshini or a sit in place like udupi garden/shanthi sagars/sukh sagar etc, the most oldest tradition is the bakery.

The signature Iyengar bakeries exist everywhere throught bangalore. Whether it is cakes, pastries, honey cakes, buns, cookies, puffs the taste is simply delicious. One of the finest creations ever made in these bakeries is the Iyengar toast...
Whenever I see bread , the first thing that comes to my mind is the colorful, spicy, savoury iyenga toast which is not only filling but extremely tasty....





Here is my creation of the famous Iyengar Bakery toast given by my mom which almost replicates the taste...

Ingredients:
1carrot grated
2 medicum onions chopped (not too fine)
3tomatoes ripe ( chop tomatoes and squeeze out the water)
1tsp turmeric
2green chillies
chopped cilantro
2tsp oil
salt

a pinch ofnutmeg(optional but will definetly give a twist to this toast)
Fresh salt bread

Method:
In a pan , heat oil.. add the green chillies and onions and fry on a medium heat till the rawness of the onion goes away.. Dont brown the onions as this will change the flavour. Now add the chopped tomatoes and grated carrot and mix well.. Add turmeric, nutmeg and salt and close the lid for 2minutes till the tomato cooks..
Now add cilantro and mixwell and switch of the heat..
Toast the bread and apply the above mixture generously on the toast and serve...

14 comments:

Asha said...

We were just talking about Iyengar bakery Khara biscuits!!
I remember these, so delicious. B'lore bakery goodies are the best! Looks great, I will give it a try.I make my own style, variety is always welcome!:)

Paru ... said...

I absolutely agree.. there is nothing like the goodies at these bakeries in bangalore..

I will look for your version in your blog.. I am sure it must be equally yumm!!!

Paru ... said...

I absolutely agree.. there is nothing like the goodies at these bakeries in bangalore..

I will look for your version in your blog.. I am sure it must be equally yumm!!!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

This looks beautiful, delicious and healthy!

Welcome to The Foodie Blogroll!

sangeetha said...

awesome recipes...loks yummy..i will surely try all ...:-)

Anonymous said...

This is great. Thanks for posting this reciple. Now all we need is a recipe for Dil Pasand....can one even get those preserved cherries in the US?

Paru ... said...

Yes preserved cherries are available in USA..

I will be posting the Dil pasand recipe soon...

Anonymous said...

Hi
did you ever post the dil pasand recipe... :)
Do you have the Honey cake recipe at all... those were the most delicious memories of the Iyengar bakery on Margosa road in Malleswaram...

Paru ... said...

Friends,

Regarding "The Honeycake" & "Dil Pasand"..I havent had a chance to post it yet but promise to post it by the end of this week..Feel free to check back in a day or 2 :-)..

daze said...

Reading this sure made me nostalgic.
I'm doing a story on 'Iyengar Bakeries' .
It would be great if any one you could give me a quote about what you like about Iyengar bakeries and whether you think the big commerical bakeries are making this culture die down.

Thanks!

Paru ... said...

Daze,

Thanks for visitng and providing a comment. For all of us who have loved our good old iyengar bakeries, the memories are nostalgic for sure.

If I were to say what Iyengar bakeries meant to me..I would say, It is a blend of Elegance and refinement of taste & simplicity rather than Luxury and fashion of the modern times..

Karthi said...

Dear Paru,

Wonderful stuff..tried today. Direct replica of Iyengar bakery. Thanks so much for posting the recipe :)Yummy...yummy

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